This week has seen a flurry of activity amongst the music press regarding who will be heading the bills of the major festivals this summer. Most noticeably, Coldplay, U2, and Beyonce have been all but confirmed to be the three Pyramid stage headliners at Glastonbury, and The Libertines are apparently in talks for an Other Stage slot.
The Strokes, who this week returned with their first single in five years, are rumoured to be returning to Reading and Leeds after their headline performance there nine years ago with Muse and My Chemical Romance likely to be joining them.
All in all the signs are that the major festivals have stuck to the middle of the road crowd pleaser’s at this years festivals, with Beyonce being the only anomaly. Whilst my hopes of Kate Bush coming out of her self imposed live exile for a triumphant Sunday night Pyramid Stage slot have once again been dashed, at least Beyonce will add a dash of glamour to an otherwise drab set of headliners across the major festivals this summer.
What do you think of the line-ups so far the festivals and who would you like to see heading the bills?